Marc Lieberstein is a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend. A significant part of Marc’s practice focuses on intellectual property licensing in the consumer products, industrial design and fashion areas. Marc assists clients with drafting, negotiating and enforcing such licenses, as well as implementation of branding and commercialization objectives for clients via licensing and other commercial transactions. In conjunction with the services above, Marc counsels clients on creating effective strategies for procuring, protecting and enforcing their global intellectual property assets, including patent, copyright and trademark prosecution, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and appeals in the United States Copyright Office. Marc also provides intellectual property litigation services involving patents, trademarks and copyrights, including related e-commerce, domain name, trade secret and unfair competition services. He frequently lectures and writes on intellectual property issues for a variety of intellectual property organizations and publications, including International Trademark Association (INTA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Intellectual Property Section, Wharton Business Law Association at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fashion Law Committee, Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), National Law Journal, IP Strategist and The New York Law Journal, Practical Law, The Licensing Journal.
Marc is listed in the 2012 and the four years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright. Chambers noted that Marc Lieberstein has "tremendous business savvy and is tenacious in his work ethic," according to his clients (2012). He was also recognized as a New York “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property Litigation by SuperLawyers magazine in 2012 and the three years immediately preceding, and, for the last two years, Marc was named a Top 100 New York Metro "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property. He is listed in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. In 2013, Marc received the Lexology Client Choice Guide - International 2013 Award and is the sole winner in the Intellectual Property: Copyright category for New York.
Representative clients/brands include: JOSEPH ABBOUD, BRYAN KEITH, PATTY MADDEN, Georgia-Pacific, Cree, Spectrum Brands, Osram Sylvania and UPS.
Professional & Community Activities
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Alumni Association Pro Bono Committee, Chair (2010-present), Alumni Association, Former Chairperson (2006-2010) and Career Development Committee, Former Chair
International Trademark Association (INTA), Amicus Committee, Member (2012); Law Firm Committee, Chair (2010-2011), Programs Committee, Member (2005-2010), Programs and Standards Subcommittee, Chair (2007-2010), E-Learning Committee, Member (2004), INTA Annual Meeting Project Team, Member (2003 and 2005)
New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Honorary Member and Former Section Chair (2002-2004), Litigation Committee, Co-Chair (2006-present), Trademark Law Committee, Former Co-Chairperson (1998-2002)
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Fashion Law Committee, Intellectual Property Council Representative
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC), Board of Directors (2010-present)
Young Israel of Plainview, Board of Trustees (2010-present); Former Vice President of Fundraising (2007-2008) and Little League Director (2004-present)